N-100 mask  |  Photo Credit: Times Now
- Indian Company makes N100 mask
- FDA gives permission for N100 Mask
- Company is the first company to manufacture the N100 mask in India
Under make in India, few creative minds have made one mask called N-100. The company named Excel 3D Advance Technology has made this mask and now is in the process to apply for the patient because of the unique design of this company. Mumbai based Samit Raut & his London based partner Dr Rahul Gore has developed this mask. The duo has developed this mask keeping front-liners like doctors, nurses & others in mind. The name of this mask in XD100. In the N-100 mask category, there are only 9 companies in the world that make such masks. In India right now frontliners have been provided with an N95 mask but this category of Mask which is N100 is safer as it filters 99.97% air.
“We are into 3D printing business but during this pandemic, we wanted to make such mask which will help frontliners and far more superior than N95 mask. Also, there are no companies in India that mask the N100 mask.” Said Samit Raut. Samit and his team took 4 months to design & developed this mask while their other team was looking after documentation and legal permissions. “There is a USA based firm which sells N-100 mask in India. This firm manufactured the mask In china and they are costlier. We always wanted to make a mask that will be in everyone’s budget. We have kept its MRP between Rs1200-Rs1300 with 4 filters,” Said Samit Raut.
Though this mask is Washable its capacity didn’t get reduce with its with every wash like another cotton mask. The developer feels a Single filter can be used for 10 days in the Non-Covid situation and in the COVID situation Every shift should be replaced. This mask was tested by DRDO and now FDA has also given permission for the production of this mask. The company has sent the mask to the USA FDA for its approval. The company is the only Indian company that has got permission to make a mask under the FFP3 category. Samit feels this mask can be used for people working in Cement, chemical, pharmaceutical companies.
This mask filters 99.97% air which is more than 4% than the N-95 mask. The government has advised not to use the N95 mask which has got a valve. Then how safe is this mask as there is a valve in this mask too? Samit said Valve of N95 mask has been fitted from outside, In N100 mask the same Valve we have fitted from inside. Because of this droplets get stuck in the valve and don’t affect the other person.